From pull away from these types of subjects

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everything that I have read in the first chapter of the book “Privilege, Power,
and Difference” by Allan Johnson, I agreed and completely understood everything
the author was assuming. For example, not all whites are privileged. Having one
parent that is white and the other Filipino you get a better understanding of the
two different parties. My mother who is white and seeing that she did not come
from a “white privileged” family. Seeing the other side helps see that not all
white have that stereotypical privileged and this is what the author was trying
to point at. Just because of one’s skin color they cannot be put in a certain
category. In chapter two Johnston describes the trouble being rooted in a
legacy we all inherited, and while we’re here, it belongs to us (Johnson
pp.12). From reading this chapter I agree that people do not talk about power
and privileged because talking about it, in general, is not easy. Johnsons
assumptions about privileged and differences are morally correct. As people, we
tend to pull away from these types of subjects that not everyone is comfortable
with. The problem is the difference and not seeing past color and categorizing
everyone by the color their skin. In the Matrix Reader, Ferber describes how
heterosexuality and homosexuality together can unmake and radically remake
according to the present desire, power, and their vision of a future
political-economy of pleasure (Ferber pp. 43). This ending sentence of “The
Invention of Heterosexuality” is something I agree with. Being homosexual
myself and seeing in real life that heterosexual guys want nothing to do with
homosexuals because they think that homosexuals are just trying to flirt which
is assuming that it’s the only thing they care about. This topic goes with the
second chapter of “Privileged, Power, and Differences” about how people cannot
see past sexuality and only categorize people for being who they are and by the
way they look. All of the reading and video have a connection which is to not categorize
people and look past once race, skin color, sexuality, and gender. 

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